News & Announcements
February 10, 2017 | VACPPlease take the time to nominate your deserving officers or citizens for the 2017 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement. An officer or citizen's actions need only have occurred prior to the deadline to be eligible for nomination by a VACP member. (In other words, they are not limited to the 2016 calendar year.)
City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced his appointment of Michael L. Brown as Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, effective January 23. Brown succeeds David Huchler, who has served as Acting Chief since Chief Earl L. Cook’s retirement on October 1, 2016.
January 17, 2017 | National NewsIn April 2016, the IACP, in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Police, assembled leading law enforcement leadership and labor organizations to examine the issue of use of force by law enforcement officers.
January 13, 2017 | Virginia NewsRoanoke, Va. — Following in depth discussions with law enforcement stakeholders, the Roanoke Police Department has made the decision to utilize the Virginia State Police (VSP) for the criminal investigation portion of all officer-involved shootings. The Roanoke Police Department will cooperate fully in any future investigations and is in the process of completing the necessary internal changes to aid in this endeavor.
Virginia Gazette Dave Sloggie gave four decades to police work, and he's retiring from the Williamsburg Police Department this week. Though he's made a career working in Williamsburg, advancing through the police department was not something he planned on at first.
September 27, 2016 | VACPBRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Milton Franklin to join the College as Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management.
September 22, 2016 | VACPChesterfield Police Colonel Thierry Dupuis becomes 2016-2017 President; Williamsburg Police Chief David Sloggie completes 2015-2016 term as VACP President
September 16, 2016 | VACPTwenty-eight Virginia public safety officers are the recipients of the 2016 Awards for Lifesaving presented by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP). The awards will be announced September 20 at the VACP Annual Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, and awarded at a later date at ceremonies at the officers’ agencies.
September 16, 2016 | VACPVirginia State Police Captain Thomas W. Turner, a 50-year-veteran of the department, is the 2016 recipient of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police President’s Award. Captain Turner was recognized at the VACP Annual Awards Banquet on September 20 at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center.
September 16, 2016 | VACPOfficers from Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Prince William County, Richmond, Virginia Beach and Virginia State Police recognized for heroism; Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon honored posthumously